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the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one. super storm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> i've never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on the streets. >> they're keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages that could last for days. >> people just need to be self aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >>> next, the most intriguing people of 2012 as voted on by you. but first, remembering some of those we lost this past year. ♪ but bounty basic can handle them. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leadi
the super sto sup superstorm sandy. nicholas mcdonald and george pennington, thank you for coming in to see us. you guys are members of two bands, but you go to the same high school, right? >> yes. >> you live in tampa, florida, more than 1,100 miles away from the destruction here. what is it about what you saw on television and those images that made you want to help? >> mainly it was being from florida, we know all the issues that could happen with hurricanes. after seeing people losing their homes, i know how they feel about having all that heavy rain, all the storms going on. it's scary stuff. we were always the ones who get targeted. we wanted to help out this time. >> so what did you do? you talked to each other? you decided let's put on a concert, george? >> we knew something had to be done. so we worked together, came up with a plan, how to get it started. worked with the head master at our school to put up something, put up flyers around the school. talked to our friends. >> what was the reaction you got? >> it went really well. we got a lot of people coming out. everyone was so wi
. >>> the 11th congress ends today and not expected to pass the $60 billion to help victims of superstorm sandy. republican leaders took no action on the sandy relief measure last night, angering new york area lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable and indefensible. we have a moral obligation to have this vote. >> the senate approved more than $60 billion for sandy relief. >> back to the planned story, talk about your eye in the sky, this florida pilot doing a fly-by over his house spots this burglar trying to break into, of all places, his own home and steal his trailer so the pilot tracks the suspect from the air in his cessna, lands the plane, calls police, who then find the guy, they arrest this alleged thief on the interstate some 40 miles away. >> it sounds crazy. >> it's crazy but if i say it, it's true. >> you know what? that is in fact the case. >>> it was a parade stopper and a tear jerker. an army sergeant deployed to afghanistan stepped off a parade float, surprised his wife and little
. >> reporter: nine weeks after superstorm sandy, 76-year-old frank gisi relays on the red cross for meals. just this week, he was able to return to his home on staten island. >> water was coming through the walls, through the brick. >> reporter: gisi shows us photos of his house that needs to be gutted. and while he's happy to be back home, he's furious with house republicans for refusing to vote on the $60 billion aid package to help sandy victims. if you were on capitol hill today, what would you say to lawmakers? >> you stink. all of you stink. you have no compassion, and you got -- you don't have blood in your veins, you got ice cubes. >> reporter: while gissi has returned home, many people on his block hasn't because of the extensive damage, and he worries about whether they'll come back. >> i cried for two weeks when i lost this house. if i could cry again, i'd cry again. i have no use for them in washington. i have friends on the block here that lost more than me. and they're living in shelters. >> reporter: this area of staten island was so hard hit, president obama visited newdorf beac
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